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Family Caregiving (HSM)

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In this course we focus on Family Caregiving. As a Community Health Worker, it is important to understand some of the risk factors your patients may have and address the barriers that your patients face. Unpaid family caregivers are an important part of the patient care team. Family caregivers provide a number of services, such as care coordination, wound care, transportation, and interpreting medical instructions, often without professional training or financial reimbursement. It is estimated that family caregivers in Idaho provide $2 billion of unpaid care each year . However, caregiving can be incredibly stressful and family caregivers are at risk for burnout. As a Community Health Worker, it is important to identify family caregivers and provide the necessary support needed for the caregiver to continue their work.

Reminder:  This course closes two weeks after it is first accessed by the student.  Certificate of completion can be printed after successful completion of the course.